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Old 04-19-20, 09:17 AM
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The quest is to purchase a bike computer rather than continuing to use my IPHONE and link sensors with STRAVA in that sensor(s) pairing is no longer an option...
Fitness focused feedback from computer providing on ONE screen; Elapsed time, Distance, Cadence, Speed and HR...with Touch Screen and GPS...
Been online looking at various brands and find myself more confused than not...
Appreciate any guidance offered..
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there are many big brand names to choose from. Garmin, Wahoo, SRM...…

What budget are you considering? Start there. If touchscreen is a MUST go with a Garmin. There touchscreens are excellent with newer models. I have the 1030 and its awesome, tough screen works just great IMO. I am a Garmin fan so I know they have a couple models with touch not sure about others. SRM doesn't I am not sure about Wahoo but I don't think so but I might be wrong. I know the Wahoo computer is a solid choice too. Never used one but played with one and its pretty nice. I just prefer Garmin.

They will all give you that data your needing/wanting and much much more actually.

A great source of reviews is a place called DCRainmaker, he does some really solid unbias reviews of products. So pick a budget, narrow it down then check out his pages and pages of info. Good luck!!
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I use a Wahoo Bolt. You can set it up with the data you want on a "front" page. It doe not have a touch screen but the button scrolls through pages quickly.
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Originally Posted by LRDTHREE View Post
Hello...
The quest is to purchase a bike computer rather than continuing to use my IPHONE and link sensors with STRAVA in that sensor(s) pairing is no longer an option...
Fitness focused feedback from computer providing on ONE screen; Elapsed time, Distance, Cadence, Speed and HR...with Touch Screen and GPS...
Been online looking at various brands and find myself more confused than not...
Appreciate any guidance offered..
Take Care...

...
Just about any of the modern GPS units will allow you to customize how your screen layout(s) look via their companion phone app. If touch screen is a must, go with a Garmin but be prepared to spend some bucks. I use a Wahoo Bolt and have absolutely no complaints about it. There are quite a few companies that make GPS bike computers with a variable of options. It pretty much comes down to what you are willing to pay for what you really want (or absolutely think that you need).
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I use Garmin as I want a better map than what a Wahoo can provide, but for many that's not as important. I used a Wahoo Bolt for a few weeks, it's a great unit, easy to set up, configurable for what you need. It's also on sale here for $229, which is a very good deal for a great unit.

https://www.clevertraining.com/wahoo...cling-computer
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Originally Posted by texbiker View Post
I use a Wahoo Bolt. You can set it up with the data you want on a "front" page. It doe not have a touch screen but the button scrolls through pages quickly.
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Although a bike computer might be the right answer for you, I use an iOS app called Cyclemeter (there's also an Android version) that can sync to Strava, and can interface with a bunch of sensors over Bluetooth (I've seen an ANT+/Bluetooth bridge, but have never used it).

I don't think it'll do live segments, but I'm not on Strava so I can't really say.
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Although a bike computer might be the right answer for you, I use an iOS app called Cyclemeter (there's also an Android version) that can sync to Strava, and can interface with a bunch of sensors over Bluetooth (I've seen an ANT+/Bluetooth bridge, but have never used it).

I don't think it'll do live segments, but I'm not on Strava so I can't really say.
The OPís very first sentence ďThe quest is to purchase a bike computer rather than continuing to use my IPHONEď
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Although a bike computer might be the right answer for you, I use an iOS app called Cyclemeter (there's also an Android version) that can sync to Strava, and can interface with a bunch of sensors over Bluetooth (I've seen an ANT+/Bluetooth bridge, but have never used it).

I don't think it'll do live segments, but I'm not on Strava so I can't really say.

lol to unlock the features itís 10/year
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How many years at $10/yr would it take to equal the cost of a barebones bike computer? "lol" indeed.
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Any apps or computers/gps IE garmin that are good that sync with the Apple watch?
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Or what about a cadence sensor that works with the iPhone? Suggestions?
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Any bluetooth sensor will sync with any smartphone. Wahoo and Garmin make cadence and speed sensors for $40, and Wahoo makes a combo speed/cadence sensor for $60.

The Apple Watch is a funny thing. Both Cyclemeter and Strava have watch apps, but I think those both function as remote displays/controls for your phone. They're not standalone apps.
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Yeah I use my Apple Watch for the heart rate. It syncs with map
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There are several lower cost GPS computers available if you're not sure yet about the features you'd like and use most: Bryton, Lezyne, XOSS and a few others all make functional GPS bike computers. Some are easier than others to use, others have more features. I got a XOSS G+ in January (two, actually, after trying the first), which works fine for me, although XOSS customer support vanished during the pandemic. Mine works fine with my sensors (heart, cadence, speed) so I haven't needed any customer support.

Check Amazon for user reviews. Right now for under $100, Bryton and Lezyne are best buys.

When we approach the $200+ level, might as well go with Garmin or Wahoo.
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What cadence hardware works best with the MapMyRide app or any of the apps? I think thatís the way to go
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How many years at $10/yr would it take to equal the cost of a barebones bike computer? "lol" indeed.
When you throw in the case, mount, and extra battery pack for the phone, it can wind up being more than a basic GPS computer.
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Anyone with reading glasses use a bike computer? I am interested in the Wahoo Bolt but since I wear reading glasses (getting old), I wasn't sure how clear I could see the screen (not sure if it sits far enough away to see it clearly).
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I had a wahoo bolt for a while but it does not have "real" GPS maps and directions. Returned that and got a Garmin edge 530 instead. It is not as easy to setup as a Wahoo but it is not as hard as people make out it is.
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I had a wahoo bolt for a while but it does not have "real" GPS maps and directions. Returned that and got a Garmin edge 530 instead. It is not as easy to setup as a Wahoo but it is not as hard as people make out it is.
It's interesting to know that I've been using "fake" GPS maps and directions for the last two years. I wonder how I never got lost following route directions on my Bolt.
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It's interesting to know that I've been using "fake" GPS maps and directions for the last two years. I wonder how I never got lost following route directions on my Bolt.
No need to get butt hurt by my comments, I am just giving the OP my opinion. I am sure you know the Wahoo bolt does not have the navation functionality of the Edge 530 and Wahoo roam which I wanted. Auto rerouting was something I wanted. The Bolt's navagation system is comparable to the Garmin 130 for me. I am glad you are happy with your Bolt but i was not.
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I had a wahoo bolt for a while but it does not have "real" GPS maps and directions. Returned that and got a Garmin edge 530 instead. It is not as easy to setup as a Wahoo but it is not as hard as people make out it is.
The Wahoos have the same level of navigation that the 520 (and lower numbers) have (the Wahoos might do it in a nicer way).

The 520+ and higher numbers also provide more sophisticated navigation (including being able to generate routes on the device).

The Garmins also let you install custom maps (including overlays).

The Garmins also let you display tracks that aren't being used for navigation.
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It's interesting to know that I've been using "fake" GPS maps and directions for the last two years. I wonder how I never got lost following route directions on my Bolt.
The is a difference in features (though, I wouldn't have used the word "fake").
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